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BT STEM Crew launches Sport and Sustainability with the IET

Published: Feb 17, 2017 2 min read

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The 1851 Trust, official charity of Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup sailing team Land Rover BAR, has partnered with the Institution of Engineering & Technology (the IET) to launch the latest module for BT STEM Crew, Sport and Sustainability.

BT STEM Crew is a free education programme for 11-16 year olds from Land Rover BAR and the 1851 Trust, launched in partnership with BT in 2016. The programme aims to engage young people in all aspects of STEM by exploring science and engineering principles through real-world applications in performance sailing.

Sport and Sustainability has been developed in partnership with the IET to raise young people’s interest in STEM and their aspirations for pursuing STEM careers. The module showcases how engineering and technological solutions drive Land Rover BAR’s sustainability and focuses on Dr Susie Tomson, Land Rover BAR’s Sustainability Manager.

Land Rover BAR will challenge for the 35th America’s Cup in 2017, aiming to bring the cup home to the UK for the first time in the race’s 166 year history.

Engineering, technology and sustainability are all vital for Land Rover BAR’s sailing success. In order to win the America’s Cup in 2017, Land Rover BAR has set out to design the most sustainable, technologically advanced and innovative racing catamaran ever.

Including video resources and worksheets, Sport and Sustainability uses Land Rover BAR’s technical expertise to provide a sequence of teaching activities that can be delivered over a series of lessons, allowing teachers to pick and choose ideas to suit their students, resources and time.

Teachers can access Sport and Sustainability and the full suite of BT STEM Crew resources by registering here.